Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Embassy Dar Es Salaam
Position Title:
Administrative Assistant-OSC (Military Security Asst and Training Coord)-(All interested candidates)
Open Period:
01/08/2020 - 01/15/2020 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Vacancy Time Zone:
LE - 0105 8
TZS TSh37,474,950
Work Schedule:
Full-time - 40 hours a week - work schedule
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
Dar Es Salaam, TZ
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
HR Section


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All Interested Applicants / All Sources

Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period
Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Assistant at Office of Security Cooperation. 

Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional Travel


Key role player in the implementation of the U.S. Security Cooperation Program for Tanzania in accordance with the Theater Campaign Plan and Mission Strategic Plan and maintaining the security cooperation relationship between the Tanzania military, government ministries and synchronizing theater, interagency, and international goals.  Assists in developing, planning, and coordinating the execution of African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA); Senior Leader Engagements; Foreign Military Financing (FMP) grants; International Military Education and Training (IMET); Military-to-Military engagements; Humanitarian Assistance projects and Africa Partnership Station events.  Responsible for a spending budget of $1.5 million in IMET, Counter Terrorism Fellows Program (CTFP) and Foreign Military Services (FMS).  Supervised by Chief of Office of Security Cooperation. (OSC).

Detailed Major Duties and Responsibilities are attached separably. 

Qualifications and Evaluations


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of 5 years of experience in public service in the areas of administrative management, training program administration or human resources in the securities institutions such as military, police, or guard force is required.


Education Requirements:

University degree in either Law, Political Science, Sociology, History or Economics is required.


LANGUAGE: Level III in English (reading writing and speaking) is required and Kiswahili Level IV (reading writing and speaking) is required.  

(this may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Driver’s license class B and D is also required.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info

Agency Benefits:

The U.S. Mission in Dar es Salaam offers compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  1. AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*


  3. FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given. 

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, applicants MUST apply electronically via ERA.

For more information, visit this link https://tz.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • Copy of University Degree 

  • Transcripts

  • Proof of Citizenship

  • Work Permit (if not a citizen)

  • Valid Driver's Licence

  • Other Document (if any)

  • Other Document 2 (if any)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email. 

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Tanzania.